Deborah Ratliff is a writer and curator with extensive experience working in both contemporary galleries and major public arts institutions in the United Kingdom and Australia. From 2009 to 2011 she developed and project managed - WeR1, a three-year Arts About US project for the National Gallery of Victoria. As part of this project she curated four exhibitions, two in regional Victoria and two in Melbourne. Since 2011 she has co-curated exhibitions for the National Gallery of Victoria's (NGV) Studio program, the 'Community Hall' program for the NGV Melbourne Now initiative and until end of 2014 was a Program Coordinator for the NGV. Deborah was co-ordinator of the Visual Arts Biennale, 2013/2015 for the Castlemaine State Festival Visual Arts Biennale and Associated Curator for Punctum's Migratory Complex for Mons2015 Capital of Culture program. She is currently on the Board of the Castlemaine Art Gallery and lives in Castlemaine.